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Error 4605 when pasting from Excel into Word object

mesclun asked
Last Modified: 2007-12-19
Hi, I have some code in my Excel 2002 file that does this:

1. creates a word object
2. copies a range in Excel
3. sets the Word pagesetup parameters
4. pastes the range as an enhanced metafile into the word object
5. closes the word object.

someone wrote in complaining of a runtime 4605 error that i believe exists for Word 2000 users (I'm on Word 2002). according to this http://www.kbalertz.com/Feedback_275966.aspx I seem to be creating a frame.

below is my code. do you have any idea how to avoid or undo this whole Frame thing??
many many thanks


Sub ExportToWord()

Dim BuildFile As String
Dim wdObj As Object
Dim wdDoc As Object
Dim strFile As String

Const wdPasteEnhancedMetafile = 9
Const wdPageBreak = 7
Const wdGoToPage = 1
Const wdGoToFirst = 1
Const wdGoToLast = -1

Application.ScreenUpdating = False
BuildFile = MsgBox("This will save a Word document to your C:\ drive.", vbOKOnly, "Build")

If BuildFile = vbOK Then


Set wdObj = CreateObject("word.application")
'Set wdDoc = wdObj.Documents.Add("normal.dot")
Set wdDoc = wdObj.Documents.Add("")
'wdObj.Visible = True
wdDoc.PageSetup.TopMargin = 65
wdDoc.PageSetup.LeftMargin = 95
wdDoc.PageSetup.RightMargin = 95
wdDoc.PageSetup.PageWidth = 612
wdDoc.PageSetup.PageHeight = 792

wdObj.Selection.PasteSpecial DataType:=wdPasteEnhancedMetafile


wdObj.Selection.InsertBreak Type:=wdPageBreak
wdObj.Selection.GoTo What:=wdGoToPage, Which:=wdGoToLast
wdObj.Selection.PasteSpecial DataType:=wdPasteEnhancedMetafile

*****etc. until done*****
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